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Abstract

Studies on introduction of Pinus ponderosa.

Abstract

Growth characteristics of 61-year-old Pinus ponderosa in Xiongyue Arboretum, Liaoning Province, were determined. The growth and adaptation of P. ponderosa introduced in 1984 were assessed in regional experimental plantations in Liaoning. P. ponderosa was fast growing, able to reproduce, widely adapted to different soils and climates, and with no serious pest or disease infections. Suitable areas for growing P. ponderosa in Liaoning are suggested.